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Basho Announces Open Source Riak CS And General Availability Of Riak CS Enterprise V1.3

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at GigaOM Structure Data 2013 in New York City, Basho, the worldwide leader in distributed database and cloud storage software, announced that Riak CS (Cloud Storage) is now available open source, significantly expanding the ease-of-access to Basho's software for developers, enterprise architects, and IT operations professionals seeking to build public or private storage clouds. Also today, Basho announced the general availability of Riak CS v1.3, the third release of Basho's simple, available cloud storage software. 

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Riak CS is a multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform that enables enterprises and service providers to launch public or private cloud services. Built on top of Riak, the world's most advanced, open source, distributed database, Riak CS provides horizontal scale, extreme durability and low operational overhead in a distributed object storage system. Riak CS Enterprise adds Basho's multi-datacenter replication technology and is backed by Basho's 24x7 support and enterprise-class service-level commitments.

Riak CS Enterprise is used by great organizations worldwide including Datapipe, Deutsche Vermogensberatung (DVAG), IDC Frontier, Rovio, and Yahoo! JAPAN.

New Features in 1.3

  • Multipart Upload. Riak CS v1.3 includes a new multipart upload capability that lets users store very large files by uploading parts in parallel.
  • Enhanced Control for Multi-Tenant Environments. Riak CS v1.3 introduces object access control by source IP enabling operating to restrict access to Riak buckets by IP address.
  • Support for GET range requests. Riak CS users can now retrieve a range of bytes from a single object. This functionality is implemented in the "Range" request header of GET operations.
  • Graphical Tool for Riak CS. Riak CS Control is a standalone web administration tool for user management.

Product Availability

Basho Riak CS is now available for download. For more information, learn more on the Basho blog or visit the Riak CS download page: http://docs.basho.com/riakcs/latest/downloads

Basho offers a hosted "sandbox" to test interfacing with a live implementation of Riak CS. The "sandbox" is available at https://www.riakcs.net/users/sign_in.

For more information on Riak CS Enterprise, and to request a Developers Trial License, click https://basho.com/riak-cloud-storage/.

Upcoming Riak CS Webinar and RICON EAST

Basho will host an "Introduction to Riak CS Webinar" on Tuesday, April 2. To participate in the webinar, sign up here.

Basho is hosting RICON EAST on May 13 - 14, 2013 in New York City, NY. RICON is Basho's distributed systems conference by and for engineers, developers, scientists and architects. For ticket information on RICON East, visit http://ricon.io/east.html.

Quotes

Greg Collins, president and CEO, Basho"It has been almost one year since we first released Riak CS. In just 12 months, we have seen rapid adoption by global cloud operators, telecommunication providers and large enterprises. Over the past year, Riak CS has gained new advanced capabilities and has been battle-tested in many of our customers' and partners' labs. Our customers have deployed Riak CS as the object storage engine inside popular cloud computing platforms, including Apache CloudStack and OpenStack. Today, by open sourcing Riak CS, we are making it easier for users to experiment with and test Riak CS, to provide rapid product feedback, and to contribute to its future capabilities."

Ash Yamanaka, general manager, IDC Frontier and Shingo Saito, cloud product manager, Yahoo! JAPAN "Basho, Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier, a member of Yahoo! JAPAN group, have a very strong and growing partnership. Today, Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier leverage Riak CS Enterprise to offer an S3-compatible public cloud storage service, as well as dedicated hosting options for our customers various applications. Yahoo! JAPAN and IDC Frontier are highly supportive of open source software and we view Basho's announcement today as a positive move that will work to accelerate its ability to innovate and ultimately strengthen our cloud platform."

Sameer Dholakia, group vice president and GM, Citrix Platforms Group, Citrix "Basho clearly understands the market power of open source. Since Citrix and Basho started collaborating last year, we have seen strong enthusiasm among Citrix CloudPlatform users for Basho's cloud object storage solution. Now, CloudStack users have easy access to Riak CS and can quickly deploy an object storage solution that features multi-tenancy and S3 compatibility. We believe that many Citrix CloudPlatform customers will also seek Riak CS Enterprise for its distributed data capabilities across multiple data centers."

Ed Laczynski, vice president, Cloud Strategy and Architecture, Datapipe "Datapipe is very supportive of Basho's decision to open source portions of Riak CS. During the last six months, we have deployed Riak CS Enterprise in Datapipe's 10gig Stratosphere cloud computing platform. Riak CS provides Datapipe and its customers with highly available, low-latency and S3-compatible storage. Datapipe's customers will benefit as Basho's community increasingly experiments, tests and contributes to Riak CS, ultimately speeding our access to more capabilities and higher performance."

Simon Robinson, vice president of storage research, 451 Research"The cloud storage market continues to accelerate as companies seek to build public and private storage clouds that mirror Amazon Web Services' capabilities and economics.  Basho, with Riak CS, already has a proven track record of successful customer public and private cloud deployments. Now, Basho is demonstrating it has confidence that the technical and business benefits of Risk CS can be accelerated even faster via the open source model."

About Basho Technologies

Basho is a distributed systems company dedicated to making software that is always available, fault-tolerant and easy-to-operate at scale. Basho's distributed NoSQL database, Riak, and Basho's cloud storage software, Riak CS, are used by fast growing Web businesses and by over 25% of the Fortune 50 to power their critical Web, mobile and social applications and their public and private cloud platforms.

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